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The (Not So) Plain Barn​

Plain, Washington

Situated along the Wenatchee River in Plain this site already had an old barn which was in bad shape after years of exposure to the elements. The owners needed a new barn for equipment storage, a home office and a place to entertain guests. As the original barn was within the current Wenatchee River setback a new location had to be found further from the river and was nestled amongst some mature trees with south facing exposure.

Project Highlights

  • The original barn’s siding and beams were salvaged and reused in the new barn, giving it instant historic character.
  • Southern exposure with a large glass wall gives the main room a warm open feeling despite being nested amongst some large mature trees.
  • Standing seam roof helps shed snow while also greatly reducing the risk of damage from wildfires.
  • A mini-split heat pump provides very efficient heat and cooling in a climate that sees high temperature swings throughout the seasons.
  • An outdoor shower allows for easy rinsing after a hard day working on the property.